About WordPress

WordPress is a website and blog creation and publishing platform with tools for aesthetic designing, visitor tracking, content storage and upload, and more. With WordPress users can get a blog or website, or both, started in very little time, using only an email address. Users get their own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com), 3 gigabytes of free file storage, and a selection of pre-made, free, and customizable designs for the blog, and many other features.

When setting up a WordPress website, users can add a custom domain and manage design, layout, and content from within the platform. Written content can be easily added and work is automatically saved every few seconds to avoid loss of content. The drag and drop editor facilitates the addition of images or videos into posts and pages, and users can create photo galleries, embed audio, and stream video from their website. With WordPress, users can blog as much as they want for free, and blogs and websites can be public to the world or private for just friends.

Additional features of WordPress include built-in social sharing to spread the word of new posts or content, in-depth statistics and visual analytics to gain insight into website visitors and demographics, and search engine optimization (SEO) tools to help new visitors find the website.

Pricing starting from:

€4,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of WordPress

  • Integrated stats system: Gain insight into website visitors such as where they're from, when they visited, and what they viewed.

  • Built-in themes and templates: Choose from hundreds of customizable themes and adapt them to suit business needs.

  • Drag and drop editor: Add images and other content to pages, directly from the desktop or stored within WordPress, using the drag and drop editor.

  • Social sharing: Allow posts and content to be shared on social media, and add sharing buttons to the website in order to spread the word.

  • Custom domain: Benefit from a custom domain name either with or without the WordPress branding depending on subscription type.
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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Pricing starting from:

    €4,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Top 5 alternatives to WordPress

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    Features

    Total features of WordPress: 47

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Audio File Management
    • Auto Update
    • Categorisation/Grouping
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Content Management
    • Content Publishing Options
    • Content Sharing
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Design Management
    • Document Classification
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • Electronic Forms
    • Email Management
    • File Management
    • Full Text Search
    • Image Editing
    • Image Library
    • Landing Pages/Web Forms
    • Multi-Language
    • Multimedia Support
    • Online Booking Tools
    • Online Store Builder
    • Performance Metrics
    • Post Management
    • Post Scheduling
    • Pre-built Templates
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • SEO Management
    • Search/Filter
    • Social Media Integration
    • Social Promotion
    • Subscription Management
    • Survey Builder
    • Template Management
    • Text Editing
    • Version Control
    • Video Support
    • Visitor Tracking
    • Visual Analytics
    • WYSIWYG Editor
    • Website Hosting
    • Website Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,6 /5
    (13 895)
    Value for Money
    4,6/5
    Features
    4,5/5
    Ease of Use
    4,2/5
    Customer Support
    4,1/5

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    Gustavo B.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The Best Web Framework hadns down.

    Reviewed on 2022/04/23

    I do appreciate this platform since allows me to create and manage many websites, making out of...

    I do appreciate this platform since allows me to create and manage many websites, making out of them useful tools for different companies and professionals. WordPress is a great system that will allow you to create beautiful websites despite their purposes and objectives.

    Pros

    Open Source system
    There are millions of integrations to add further functionalities, such an ecommerce, a booksystem, etc.
    Easy to install, to manage and widely known in terms of having a community capable to support any wonder if any appears.

    Cons

    It used to be less customizable that it is right now, and most of the cons that might be said are past by now. It is outstanding.

    Alternatives Considered

    Joomla

    Reasons for Choosing WordPress

    WordPress does have more third-party integrations available, and I find it easier to use than Joomla.

    Switched From

    Joomla

    Reasons for Switching to WordPress

    As I said previously, the WordPress compatibility with any other third party solution is a game changer for any one looking to create a website.
    Michael M.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    WordPress for Academic Blogging and Digital Exhibitions

    Reviewed on 2022/04/24

    My overall experience with WordPress has been very positive. It's a great resource to launch and...

    My overall experience with WordPress has been very positive. It's a great resource to launch and publish websites, blogs, and media collections very easily. it's amazing to be able to post content to the web immediately to promote access across all system variants.

    Pros

    I most like the customization features of WordPress, and how the tool can be successfully deployed to give every author a visual toolbox to create a digital collage that corresponds aesthetically or thematically with their intended vision. The tool can be implemented readily in student portfolio assignments, while advancing goals of multimedia engagement, interactivity, and dialogic narrativity. Additionally, our enterprise license does not permit commercial interactions, but this is an exciting angle that I would be interested in pursuing for future student and personal entrepreneurship initiatives that I'd be interested in exploring in non-academic contexts.

    Cons

    WordPress is a phenomenal tool, but successful use of the tool benefits greatly from users having at least preliminary knowledge of HTML. Although the WYSIWIG editor makes administrative features of the site accessible to all authors and editors, HTML and CSS customization features significantly enhance the efficacy and import of presented content.

    Alternatives Considered

    Drupal and Digication

    Reasons for Switching to WordPress

    We chose WordPress due to its low cost, versatility, and integration with other supported university subscriptions.
    Marco C.
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Amazing for a free tool, but limited if you are not an expert in PHP, javascript, CSS and HTML

    Reviewed on 2022/04/30

    Pros and cons are the same thing: plugins!

    Those can enhance your website to endless possibilities...

    Pros and cons are the same thing: plugins!

    Those can enhance your website to endless possibilities but create a super hard environment to maintain.

    Pros

    It's free, easy to use, and has many benefits including:
    - flexibility - WordPress allows you to customize your site with a wide range of features and options, making it perfect for any type of website. You can add custom themes or plugins to make your site look unique.
    - security - WordPress is constantly updated with the latest security features so your site remains safe from attack. Plus, all passwords are encrypted by default so you can be sure that no one else but you has access to them.
    - scalability - With its modular architecture, WordPress is incredibly versatile and can be tweaked to fit any size website.

    Cons

    WordPress has several drawbacks:
    1. Difficult to manage: WordPress is difficult to manage and can be complicated to use.
    2. Not as versatile as other options: WordPress is not as versatile as other options, such as Drupal or Joomla, and may not have all the features you need. You can add features via plugins, but those slow the site and may create internal conflicts.
    3. Lack of customization: Although there are some customizations that are possible with WordPress, it lacks the flexibility of more customizable platforms like Drupal or Joomla. To customize it, you need to hard code the front end or rely on theme editors, which can slow down the website drastically.
    4. Poor security: WordPress has poor security features and can be vulnerable to attacks from hackers. It's not vulnerable by default, but since it heavily relies on plugins, those can be backdoors for hackers.

    Alternatives Considered

    Wix, Webflow and Squarespace

    Reasons for Switching to WordPress

    It is free and it is super accessble. There are a ton of tutorials.
    Marquita R.
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Word press is great and has alot of tools and videos for new users to help establish your...

    Reviewed on 2022/04/24

    I love my site with wordpress and I'll definitely be adding some extra features and tools within...

    I love my site with wordpress and I'll definitely be adding some extra features and tools within the next few months. I love being able to see the foot traffic I get through my domain, it helps me improve.

    Pros

    I loved being able to build my website to my liking without hiring anyone. WordPress gives you a plethora of tools, videos, examples and suggestions on how to effectively build your companies website.

    Cons

    WordPress is not to pricey but you will need to pay to enable and use certain plug-ins on your site. I personally think a shopping cart plug in or feature should be included in purchasing your domain. I mean I think it just makes sense.

    Alternatives Considered

    Wix

    Reasons for Choosing WordPress

    I didn't see my company hitting its full potential with a Go daddy domain.

    Switched From

    GoDaddy Website Builder

    Reasons for Switching to WordPress

    WordPress gave you more tools to set up your site effectively for beginners.
    Pedro A.
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Easy to use, but some work to be done

    Reviewed on 2022/05/23

    In gereral, we have been working with wordpress for almost one year, and they are definitely a...

    In gereral, we have been working with wordpress for almost one year, and they are definitely a company that we look up to. We are very happy with our product and the customer service was always top notch at answering our needs during the process.

    Pros

    Wordpress is a user-friendly app in general, but you need to know what you are doing. They are probably the best website builder in the market for both beginner/intermediate to more advanced designers. You can basically build any template you wish and this can be applied to whatever industry your business is in. You need a few guidelines, which are well provided by the platform and you can easily get the final product that you have wished for.

    Cons

    Even with great templates, there is still some complex functionalities in general in order for you to get where you want to be. In my case, we needed some programming as well, as the default templates did not offer exactly what we were looking for. In the end, we were able to get exactly what our web designers first brainstormed. We are still having some issues with the API/ICAL connection, but this may be an issue from our programmer or channel manager and not Wordpress.

    Alternatives Considered

    Wix

    Reasons for Choosing WordPress

    More functionalities and more programming.

    Switched From

    Wix

    Reasons for Switching to WordPress

    More funcionalities.
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    WordPress FAQs

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    WordPress offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: €4,00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Wordpress offers a free plan (3GB storage), as well as paid plans: Personal plan: €4/month (billed yearly) with 6GB of storage and a custom domain name. Premium plan: €8/month (billed yearly) with 13GB of storage, a custom domain name, and monetization options. Business plan: €25/month (billed yearly) with unlimited storage space, a custom domain name, and a range of additional features including plugins, Wordpress branding removal, and more.

    WordPress has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

    WordPress supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    WordPress supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    WordPress integrates with the following applications:

    40Nuggets, AB Tasty, AWeber, Acquire, ActiveCampaign, ActiveDEMAND, ActiveTrail, Acunetix, AfterShip, Agile CRM, Airtable, AllProWebTools, Amilia, Answerbase, Appointy, Apptivo, Arlo for Training Providers, Astronomer DataRouter, Beeketing, Benchmark Email, BenchmarkONE, Bitrix24, BookingBug, Braintree, Brandfolder, BrightInfo, Broadly, Buffer, Bullseye Store Locator, CM Commerce, CakeMail, CallPage, CallRail, Callmaker, Campaign Monitor, Canva, Carts Guru, Chatfuel, ClickFunnels, Clkim, Cloudflare, CoSchedule, Commerce Sciences, Constant Contact, Contentful, Conversational Cloud, ConvertKit, DailyStory, Delivra, Device Magic, DirectIQ Email Marketing, Donorbox, Drift, Drip, Dropbox Business, Dzinga, Ecwid, Eventbrite, Evernote Teams, ExpressPigeon, Facebook for Business, Feedly, Feefo, Freshdesk Messaging, Genoo, GetResponse, GetSiteControl, Glip, GloboMailer, Gmail, GoDaddy Website Builder, GoTo Webinar, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Maps, Gravity Forms, GreenRope, Groove, HappyFox Chat, HelpCrunch, Heymarket, HubSpot Marketing Hub, INinbox, InTouch CRM, Infer, Instagram, Instapage, Interakt, Intercom, JivoChat, Jotform, Jumplead, Justuno, Klaviyo, Landingi, LeadFox, Lexicata, Lexity Live, LinkedIn for Business, LiveCall, LiveChat, LiveHelpNow, Lodgix, Mad Mimi, MailMunch, MailUp, Mailchimp, Mailchimp Transactional Email, MailerLite, Mailgun, Mailify, Mailigen, Mailjet, Mailrelay, Marketing Optimizer, Mautic, Message Mate, Microsoft 365, Microsoft OneNote, Moosend, Net-Results, Netcore Email API, Nexternal, Octopush, Omnistar Affiliate, Opinion Stage, OptinMonster, Pardot, PayPal, Pinpointe, Piwik PRO, Pixelshop, Pixlee, Poptin, Post Affiliate Pro, Promo.com, Provide Support, Ptengine, Queue, Quickbooks Online, ReachEdge, Rebrandly, ReferralCandy, Remarkety, RescueTime, Retainly, Reviews.io, SALESmanago Marketing Automation, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Sarbacane, Sarv Email Marketing, Scoop.it, ScribbleLive, Sellfy, SendGrid, SendPulse, SendX, Sendinblue, Sendloop, SessionCam, ShareASale, Shopify, Slack, SocialPilot, SocketLabs, Square Point of Sale, Stackla, StoreYa, Stripe, SugarCRM, Sumo, SurveyMonkey, Survicate, SwiftERM, Talkspirit, Tapfiliate, Tealium Customer Data Hub, Teamgate, Teamleader, Thinkific, Ticket Tailor, Tidio, Toky, Toonimo, Trello, TriggMine, Twilio, Twitter, Typeform, Unbounce, User.com, Userlike, VePlatform, VisitorTrack, Voucherify, Vtiger CRM, Weclapp, Welcome, Wigzo, Wishpond, Wistia, WooCommerce, Woobox, Woopra, Wrike, Wufoo, Yammer, YellowSchedule, Yext, Yotpo, ZenDesk Chat, Zoho CRM, Zoho Campaigns, Zoho Forms, Zoho SalesIQ, Zoomph, bookingkit, edgar, emfluence Marketing Platform, iZooto, miniOrange, rapidmail, simplebooklet, vcita, zenloop

    WordPress offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Chat

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